Consider taking this certificate if you are interested in attending graduate school for a neuroscience focused program, such as cognitive neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, or neuropsychology. This certificate will help you gain empirical skills in psychological neuroscience, an extensive academic focus in the field of neuroscience, and critical thinking skills that graduate programs value.
The certificate is also appropriate if you are interested in working in a career that involves research experience and observation skills. Some of these careers are:
- Research psychologist
- Data scientist
- Research coordinator
Below are a few courses you may take.
Biological Psychology | PSYC 325 | 3 cr
Covers brain structure, neural communication, the neural control of movement, the biological basis of complex behaviors (such as sleep, learning, memory, sex, language, and addiction), emotion, and psychological disorders.
Cognitive Neuroscience | PSYC 326 | 3 cr
Covers how cognitive processes are explained by the structure and function of the brain. Topics include neuroanatomy, research methods, and many of the major areas of study within the field, such as perceptual processing, object recognition, language, memory, emotion, and attention
Human Functional Anatomy | BIOS 300 | 4 cr
Fundamental study of organization and structure of tissues, organs and systems of the human body and their relationship to function. Three-hour lecture; three-hour lab.